5. #151 Joe Reed, WR, Virginia
Joe Reed is one of the most intriguing picks from the Charger draft class. While Reed doesn’t appear to have the burst required to be a top-level receiver in the NFL, he has a knack for finding the open field with the ball in his hands. As both a kick returner and YAC receiver, Reed is an effective player. Reed is also pretty good as a jump-ball receiver. Low floor and high ceiling pick for the Chargers.
6. #186 Alohi Gilman, Notre Dame
Alohi Gilman is an interesting pick. Although he is only 5’10 and weighs a mere 201 pounds, the fighting Irish asked him to play the box safety role and stay close to the line of scrimmage. After the combine concluded, it was easy to see why. He ran a 4.6 second time in the 40-yard dash, which could certainly make him a liability deep downfield. Gilman was a very good tackler and reads a quarterback well. While he is limited by his size and athletic ability, he shows a lot of football character and intelligence. It is very unclear how he will perform at the next level.
7. #220 K.J. Hill, Ohio State
The Chargers saw value at the wide receiver position and pounced. With their third and final pick on day three, they grabbed yet another receiver. Despite not being the top offensive weapon, Hill hauled in 10 touchdown receptions with the Buckeyes last season. What Hill lacks in size and athleticism, he makes up for in pass-catching talent. Hill has incredibly strong hands and catching the ball looks pedestrian for him. While somewhat inconsistent, Hill is a solid route runner as well.